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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-10-2008, 03:20 AM
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Views: 7,081
Posted By derekm
Well, that's why I didn't go back to Lowe's. I...

Well, that's why I didn't go back to Lowe's. I got the 1/4" board when they assured me it was what I needed. grrr
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-09-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,081
Posted By derekm
started over

Thanks for the reply. The backerboard I had put up was only 1/4".

I made a trip to the local store as opposed to Lowe's and picked up 1/2" permabase and started the process of putting it up.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-07-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,081
Posted By derekm
backer board not same thickness as drywall

I am still working on my bathroom, the problem is this:

my backerboard is densguard. after installing a couple of sheets I got to my first joint of the densarmor plus drywall. They are different...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-24-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,472
Posted By derekm
will try to post a pic tomorrow. It is over...

will try to post a pic tomorrow.

It is over a tub and shower and will probably get quite a bit of water.

Thanks for the response.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-23-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,472
Posted By derekm
tile to glass block window transition

I replaced an old window with glass blocks above where my tub will be. The window is 32wx24h and was actually fun putting it in though mortar can make a mess when used by a first-timer.:o

I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-20-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,162
Posted By derekm
going back with linoleum on top of 3/4 plywood. ...

going back with linoleum on top of 3/4 plywood.

thanks for the responses.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-20-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By derekm
got zapped by a welding machine at 16. pretty...

got zapped by a welding machine at 16. pretty much don't do anything with it other than flip switches since then. :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-20-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By derekm
may give it a try then. thx

may give it a try then. thx
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-20-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By derekm
How about DensGuard? Apparently, I can't get...

How about DensGuard? Apparently, I can't get DensShield around here.

Are there advantages of cementboard that make up for the extra weight?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-20-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By derekm
Not that I can tell. The ones that are not...

Not that I can tell.

The ones that are not cut square at the end, have a lot of mess so that I can't really tell.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-19-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,828
Posted By derekm
toilet area framing

http://i25.tinypic.com/nvcw0i.jpg

Plumber says I need to reinforce the floor before I put the floor back in.

The red line idicates where the joist would run had it not been cut out for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-19-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By derekm
assume these wires are safe?

After finishing demo work, I had three sets of these in the wall.
http://i32.tinypic.com/i6jczn.jpg
http://i27.tinypic.com/2luhjl.jpg

I assume these are old wires from when the previous owner...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-18-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By derekm
Lucky

Well, the walls are torn out, mostly, and the interior walls are in fine shape.:) I just decided to go ahead and remove all the drywall in the room. That will be easier that trying to tear off the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-17-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,162
Posted By derekm
thanks

i love this forum. :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-17-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,162
Posted By derekm
tar paper? plastic?

Redoing my bathroom now.

The previous owner apparently decided he did not like the hardwood floors so he stuck, linoleum on it, then particle board down on top of that, and then linoleum, then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-15-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,899
Posted By derekm
thanks

Thanks for the answer.

I have a working fan but the previous owner did some strange things here.

Found the bathroom floor/subfloor had been replaced once before. with partical board. Lotsa work...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-15-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,899
Posted By derekm
This may be a stupid question but I can't find...

This may be a stupid question but I can't find the answer.

I found some mold as I began tearing apart the bathroom. It was between the paneling and the sheetrock next to the tub. The wood behind...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-12-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,285
Posted By derekm
thanks

I appreciate the input. :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-11-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,285
Posted By derekm
well...

I found several posts about it that talk about the need for it (depending on where you live) but I can't find if I just overlap the different sheets or seal them together. I'm thinking seal because I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-11-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,285
Posted By derekm
vapor barrier

Living in North Texas in a pier and beam house, should I have a vapor barrier on the ground? Right now it is exposed dirt. If I need one and choose to lay plastic sheeting down, do I need to seal the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-01-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,899
Posted By derekm
I'm a bit curious about it too as I expect to be...

I'm a bit curious about it too as I expect to be facing the same problem soon.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-28-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By derekm
The faucet for the bathtub had developed a crack...

The faucet for the bathtub had developed a crack on the backside and was spraying a fine mist into the wall behind it I think.

I have not started demo work but have reason to believe I will find...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-28-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By derekm
drywall question

Planning for bathroom remodel. If the drywall is wet, I suspect it is, is it best to replace the lower portion of it only or all of it?

If replacing all of it, when it was installed would the...
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